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  • Summary: Three best friends find themselves at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 33
  2. Negative: 13 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Jan 27, 2014
    80
    Gormican’s script is the film’s big strength; the dialogue fizzes while the set-pieces pay off handsomely.
  2. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    Jan 28, 2014
    60
    It’s predictable and troubled by continuity errors, but as undemanding romantic comedies go, it’s a pleasant enough watch with a heartfelt script from debut writer-director Tom Gormican.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Feb 6, 2014
    50
    The reversion to formula takes a pleasing comedy and drops it down a notch, but That Awkward Moment is still very easy to like.
  4. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    Feb 5, 2014
    40
    First-time writer-director Tom Gormican keeps the dialogue moving at a rapid pace, which doesn’t obscure the fact that most of what is said is dopey and witless.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jan 31, 2014
    38
    The compensation comes in the three lead actors, all way too good for the material dished out by writer-director Tom Gormican.
  6. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Feb 5, 2014
    30
    There’s probably a movie out there that can call a happy, anatomical truce between Viagra-hopped, horizontal-dick jokes and heart-on-the-sleeve love stuff, but this ain’t that.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 30, 2014
    10
    A vile, witless sex comedy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Nov 25, 2014
    9
    this movie is a funny guy movie it has the hilarity - the love and the charm of course. But Zac Efron which is not my favorite actor but it isthis movie is a funny guy movie it has the hilarity - the love and the charm of course. But Zac Efron which is not my favorite actor but it is shocking his performance well charming but his character represents himself as a selfish ladies man who makes girls do what he wants. Writer/director Tom Gormican thinks he knows love but really? he does know guys .....really he does he maybe does not know something about love . Grade B+ Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2014
    8
    A romantic comedy from the guys point of view that surprisingly ends up feeling more believable than so many others in the genre. The realA romantic comedy from the guys point of view that surprisingly ends up feeling more believable than so many others in the genre. The real star here is the bro-dialog. It often leads to plenty of laughs and is so enjoyable because it is honestly how guy friends around that age talk to each other.

    Until the end there aren't any grand romantic gestures like you'll find in every other romantic comedy out there. Something that may disappoint the ladies. However what we get instead is more believable. The relationships form and play out much like they do in real life. Basically two people hook up and something forms out of that. It might not have you saying "aw," but instead it will likely feel like a relationship you probably experienced around that age.

    Another great thing about the movie is how well it's three leads are at playing these characters. Honestly they seem 100% committed and the dialog just flows so well from them I wouldn't be shocked if I found out they were basically just playing themselves. The female actors also give great performances, even if only one of their characters gets any real time in the spotlight.

    It's a very funny and surprisingly real feeling rom-com. It's not the most romantic movie out there, but instead it feels like a real look at life and relationships among three 20-somethings. In a lot of ways that is what makes it better than the average rom-com. The believability takes it a long way. My total score for the movie is an 8.9/10.
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  3. Mar 20, 2014
    7
    I went into this movie (not my choice) expecting it to be a train wreck, i am very happy to say it exceeded my expectations by a country mile.I went into this movie (not my choice) expecting it to be a train wreck, i am very happy to say it exceeded my expectations by a country mile. The jokes were hilarious, there were likable characters and the actors had chemistry which tied it all together nicely. I recommend this to people looking for a comedy as this one of the better ones out at the moment.

    Also, two of the actors in this film: Miles Teller and Michael B Jordan will be playing Mr Fantastic and The Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four film (ugh).
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  4. Jan 15, 2015
    5
    It's decent. Better than I thought it was going to be but not that funny. The story is kind of generic and overall isn't special by any means.It's decent. Better than I thought it was going to be but not that funny. The story is kind of generic and overall isn't special by any means. Though it's not that funny, there are some moments where it's hilarious. Those moments are far between but when they come...it's hilarious. The cast is the best part of this and turn this somewhat unfunny, boring, and generic movie into something that barely passes. Overall I'm satisfied but wanting more. 6.1 Expand
  5. May 9, 2014
    5
    This movie is receiving a lot of hate despite the fact that is it enjoyable... OK the movie is predictable and has some cliches but it is toThis movie is receiving a lot of hate despite the fact that is it enjoyable... OK the movie is predictable and has some cliches but it is to be expected by these kind of movies. What I really enjoyed was the fact that we got to see a romantic comedy from a male prospective. Overall an enjoyable movie... Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2014
    5
    Three friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more oftenThree friends decide to stay single. They spend the rest of this movie in attempts at witty repartee (sometimes successful, but more often not). This is really a romantic vehicle for Zac Efron (he even gets teary), but the story is too trite to be believed. Meanwhile, Miles Teller is the star (he's an up-and-coming talent). His has charisma and offhand comic style is winning. Michael B. Jordan (also a promising newcomer) has some light moments, but has to handle the dramatic duties. It's all about relationships, so this is def a chick flick, but it revolves around guys, so there's lots of cussing and lowbrow humor. Even though it's well-paced, the dumb plot and unoriginal writing make it mediocre. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2015
    0
    تو عمرم فیلم به این بدی و بی محتوایی ندیدم فیلمنامه اصلا
    نداشت کارگردانی افتضاح فیلم درجه4
    تو عمرم فیلم به این بدی و بی محتوایی ندیدم فیلمنامه اصلا
    نداشت کارگردانی افتضاح فیلم درجه4

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